Crisp and Clear in Whitby

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Taken during a very cold spell covering the period of Christmas festivities of 2009, a very white Christmas indeed.

The grave stones on the east cliff, adjacent to the XII century St Mary's Parish church, can be seen leaning towards the steep valley sides. Over hundreds of years, the land has slipped inexorably taking the graves along with it. In fact, there are a few instances where ancient graves, hundreds of years old have slipped off the edge of the cliff, exposing the mortal remains for all to see. Of course, they were respectfully re-interred elsewhere.

Erosion of the cliffs in front of the church has caused the bell tower to lean outwards, this is quite noticeable in the shot.

As a matter of interest, the Parish church is at least 100 years older than the ruined XIIIc abbey standing nearby.

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Comments (94)

Ela Vaida on January 6, 2010

Very, very beautiful photo and composition.

B e s t of!

Greetings, Ela.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on January 7, 2010

A warm welcome michel chanaud...it is with much pleasure that I read your lovely comment Michel...Many thanks for your kind wishes ;.)

© shalom57...I'm delighted you enjoyed my gallery...thanks for stopping by ;.)

Paula K, I'm glad to see you Tykie ;>) I'm still plodding away down at the boatyard...its never ending!!

Fishw----and it is still snowing..thick and fast ;>)

Elaedy~~~~I'm most grateful for your generous compliment and vote...thank youEla_ ;>)

dziwnow 2---Hello Peter...I'm glad you stopped by, many thanks ;>)

Kind regards everyone

Jim

Hans-Michael Penzler on January 8, 2010

This is a real picture of winter! Nice view!

John Adamson on January 10, 2010

Another beautiful photograph Jim; lovely light and I can almost feel the cold!

Greetings from Indonesia, John

Bedri Akçay on January 13, 2010

Very beautiful winter landscape, Bedri / Turkey

Dubravka Jovanovic on January 14, 2010

Very nice. Greetings

Ian Stehbens on January 16, 2010

Suddenly we have a very different gallery, Jim! Whitby dressed up for a white wedding! The double highlights in this of snow and afternoon sun are particularly wonderful emphases for an already special landscape.

Ian

Ed. Rodríguez Prati on January 16, 2010

Hello Jim. I came to see how was going Whitby with the cold winter and I can see you are showing it... Though I suppose it's hard it's also very beautiful... Best wishes, Edmundo

AnonymousKiwi on January 17, 2010

You have a beautiful collection of snow covered pictures Jim. The complimentary oranges and blues in this one are perfect. I hope you're staying warm up there.

Cheers, Lisa

OPAPAYA on January 20, 2010

A happy and healthy new year 2010!!!

Christian

Angelo.C. on January 21, 2010

Fantastic shot!!!!! Greetings, Angelo

picsonthemove on January 22, 2010

Hello Jim,

a brilliant winter shot - and I think a rare occasion

Best of

Ciao

picsonthemove

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on January 25, 2010

HELLO JIM ! I ROAMED IT FOR A LONG TIME AT YOU , AND YOU TOOK WONDERFUL PHOTOS , VERY MUCH, VERY MUCH LIKE ! PHOTO WITH PERFECT BEAUTY , BRILLIANT LIGHTS ! BEST OF PANORAMIO ! I WELCOME YOU NATUSKA

><((((º> methysmena… on January 29, 2010

Excellent view and photo Jim!

BO!

Greetings, Nelly

Ula Ch-L on January 30, 2010

Excellent photo, beautiful light

AnnaJolanta 1 on January 31, 2010

Amazing view!

A.SKINNER on February 2, 2010

We are missing that crisp, clear air of beautiful Whitby Jim When we are up and running again we'll be there. Love your photo Jim. Anita

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on February 2, 2010

WOW!!!~~~~ A big thank you every one for your kind appraisals and words of encouragement...I am delighted to share these images with you...Feed-back, such as this, makes posting photos so worth while ;>)

A recent rise in temperature has seen this icy scene change..It is quite a rare event to see snow at sea-level..it rarely lasts longer than a few hours!! I think that global warming is on hold just now!!

Hans-Michael Penzle…

john adamson

BEDRİ AKÇAY

Dubravka.

Bruce da Moose

Ian Stehbens

Rodríguez Prati

AnonymousKiwi

omul amfibie

Angelo.C.

picsonthemove

Bánfalvi Suzi Natusk…,

><((((º> methysmena…

Ula Ch-L

AnnaJolanta

A.SKINNER ;>)

Kind regardas to you all ;>)

Jim

AnnaJolanta 1 on February 3, 2010

:)

Mauricia Sala on February 3, 2010

Hi Jim this is like a fairy tale!!

Mauri

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    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
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